Italy 10000 Lire 1955

Italy 10000 Lire

Italy 10000 Lira note 1955 Dante
Italy 10000 Lire banknote Banca D'Italia, 21.11.1955. P-89c.

Obverse: Yellowish red. The drawing consists of a Renaissance-style decoration printed in letterpress and the allegorical group Genoa and Venice, in reddish brown, in copperplate. At the sides, outside the square body of the note, a frieze in "guilloche" work giving the value 10,000 in yellowish fantasy characters. The watermark, in the two medallions free of printed matter, has the busts of Michelangelo and Galileo.
Reverse: At the centre, in a medallion, a crimson reproduction in copper plate of the profile of Dante.

Drawing: Giovanni Capranesi.
Etching: Andrea Bianchi.
Dimensions: 246 x 125 mm. (including margins), coloured portion, 231½ x 111 mm.
Paper: white, high-quality pulp, watermark.
Characteristics: Letterpress and copperplate.
Printer: Bank of Italy Printing Works.
No. notes authorized: 495,000,000.
Legislation: Ministerial Decree of 7 May 1948.

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Dante Alighieri

   Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (c.1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comed├Ča (modern Italian: Commedia) and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
In Italy he is called il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") and il Poeta. He, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also called "the three fountains" and "the three crowns". Dante is also called "the Father of the Italian language".